MY STRUGGLES WITH THE MERU LANGUAGE

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“Muuga” “Muuga mûno” “Keke! Ka wî gûkû?” “Ummm…ndejîre îcho.” “I bûû bwega ni. Ûcokete rî? ” “Naarua .” “Nîu nii. Kethania okinya.” “Nkabakethia.” The above paragraph is an example of someone speaking Kimeru to me. Not with me but to me. I have lived on this earth for 22 years and as noticed by those […]

WAITING FOR HER

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Andrew stood next to the M-pesa shop, his hands in his pockets as he tried to save himself from the blistering cold of the night. It was 9 pm and he had been waiting at the matatu stage for the last hour and a half. Nancy hadn’t picked any of his calls and his phone […]

Blow by Blow

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I toss the blanket and try to – I toss the blanket and try to sleep again.another direction this time.   Maybe facing mount Kenya will make God pity me and grant me some sleep. But i can’t. It’s near impossible under the circumstances.  The neighbours are screaming. Domestic violence. Their noises take me to a […]

I LOVE HER,I LOVE HER NOT

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“I love her,I love her not,I love her,I love her n…..” “Teddy answer me,do you still love me?” I don’t know how to answer this,hence the I love her,love her not game playing in my mind. In Truth I did love her but in another truth I did not love our relationship. Confused? Okay lemme […]